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. tonight night two of the democratic convention puts the famous clinton/obama drama to work for the democratic campaign. and the auto bailout. elizabeth warren, the nuns on the bus, planned parenthood, mitt romney's bain capital legacy, and not in a good way. an undocumented immigrant speaking for the first time in convention history. if last night was for the first lady and tomorrow is for the president, tonight is all about hardball politics. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention night two begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm with ed shultz and reverend al sharpton and chris hayes as well as steve schmidt. our fence lawrence o'donnell will be joining us shortly as well. and leading our coverage from charlotte, north carolina, from the site of the democratic convention this year is our friend and colleague chris matthews and a lot of his friends who he is there with. chris, you're a very popular man in charlotte tonight. i've got to you if tonight is essentially afterglow fro
typically southern white men usually go red, so what can president obama do to gain ground with these important voters >>> money, money, money. your job and your raise. find out where to score the most money. >>> and oh, what a night. gabby, mikhaila, opening last night's dodgers game. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin sitting in for carol costello. >>> just hours from now, the curtain will go up at the democratic national convention. president obama is looking for the bounce that seemed to elude republican nominee right mitt romney. tonight, democrats will kick off with a rising star in the party, san antonio mayor julian castro, who will deliver the keynote address just as obama did eight years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just ab
up some votes in florida. and john carter says as usual obama showed poise and genuine ease with a regular guy. here's a good question. can you imagine romney in a similar situation? guy who picked up romney. romney would have made a face as if the guy was diseased or something. romney would not have known how to handle it. no doubt about it! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." . [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey hello everybody. good to see you today. this is tuesday, september 11th. and this is the "full court press" on current tv. welcome to the program. good to see you. we'll talk about the meaning of september 11th here, the day we have to remember and reflect upon how great it is to be americans and what a great loss we suffered 11 years ago today. also time to get into some of the other issues. 26,000 teachers on strike in chicago. this time, they're not striking against a republican governor, scott walker or republican governor john kasich or republican governor chris christie. but dem
perdue, ted strickland, now a national co-chair of obama's e re-election campaign and actor and musician jeff bridges will be with us tomorrow morning as well. he'll be performing on the main stage at carolina fest 2012. right now we have to get to cnn newsroom with zoraida. >> i thought were you going to take another hour. >> no, all you. >>> happening now in the newsroom are you better off now than four years ago? it is the question this morning as the nation's focus turns from tampa to charlotte and the democratic national convention. all of this as we wait on f friday's very important jobs report. >>> runaway truck. runaway truck. amazing video to show you. a monster truck mishap, losing control and careening right into a crowd. >>> and how do you spell relief? as millions of us are taking a long labor day weekend, where are the lower gas prices we heard about last week? plus, royal rappelling from high above london. the duke of york, yes, almost 100 feet in the air. see what it's like going down the side of a skyscraper. and roddick stays alive, staving off retirement a
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
arguments in their case for re-electing president barack obama. i'm suzanne malveaux live from the site of the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. just a week ago we heard ann romney's speech on the personal side of her husband. tonight it is michelle obama's time and her turn. she's not going to have to work as hard to convince people that president obama is likable. check it out. in a recent "washington post" poll, 61% of registered voters said the president seems more friendly and likable compared to 27% for romney. so what does michelle obama need to say tonight to get democrats revved up, convince voters that her husband should get another four years? office? we're going to talk about it, bring in our republican consultant, cnn contributor, alex, and cow c-founder of rebu the dream. good to see you guys both. in person. i love this. cnn grill. likability. you know, alex, you're always talking about i don't have to have a beer with a guy, you know, the economy's really important. but people do want to be able to feel like the person in office gets it, they t
and mrs. obama gathered on the south lawn of the white house. a bell tolled three times at 8:46 a.m., the moment the first hijacked plane struck the north tower in new york. then, a moment of silence. from there, the president took the short ride across the potomac to place a wreath for the 184 killed at the pentagon. several hundred people listened as mr. obama remembered the day's multiple shocks. >> even now all these years later, it is easy for those of us who lived through that day to close our eyes and to find ourselves back there. back here. back when grief crashed over us like an awful wave, when americans everywhere held each other tight. this is never an easy day, but it is especially difficult for all of you. the families of nearly 3,000 innocents who lost their lives. >> ifill: vice president biden echoed that sentiment in shanksville, pennsylvania. flight 93 crashed after its passengers fought back against the hijackers. >> my personal prayer for all of you is that in every succeeding year, you're able to sing more than you weep. may god truly bless you and bless the
's targeting two major groups with this new move, women who have a strong preference for president obama in the polls and the everyday american. many of whom are likely suspicious of him right now especially considering his 47% remark and his thoughts that middle class income is about $250,000. this whole campaign switch is a sign romney knows he's in trouble and he can't depend on the debates to turn his poll numbers around. while he's not backtracking on his 47% remark, he does seem to be covering it up a bit. in a q&a session on univision he promised to be president for the 100% and to tackle illegal immigration. he says he's not in favor of mass deportation and that what he means by self-deportation is for people to decide on their own whether to go back home or enter this country legally. but when it comes to specific policy we haven't heard much from him. back with more. stay with us. action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. th
anniversary. president and mrs. obama observe a moment of silence at the white house. then they travel to memorial service for pentagon victim ttz. later the president visits wounded warriors at walter reid. >>> and for the first time, there will be no politicians at ground zero ceremonies in new york. mitt romney speaks to national guard convention in nevada. paul ryan in his home state of wisconsin for the day. latest abc news poll find that presidt obama is six points ahead in, eight points up since the political conventions. >>> it is going to be neck and neck all the way down the stretch. >> seems like president obama if you believe the polls got more of a bounce out of conventions. the debates will start. it will be who won the debate. yes, it certainly is going to shift. >> if president obama's approval rating is 50% or lower he will become the first president to ever become re-elected with a 50% approval rating or lower, george w., had a 48% in august, but not in september when he was re-elected. >> interesting, beth candidates. mitt romney, and president obam
on a job that ben bernanke says he created. does it add up? plus obama revealed. we have an exclusive cnn documentary about the president and new details about his personal life. >>> and update on the "outfront" investigation of federal employees who are paid to work from home and get to travel across the country on the taxpayer dimes and we have been trying for months to find out how much it is costing us, and tonight, an answer. tonight, an answer. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> well, good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett, an outfront tonight, $1 million per job, that is what america's top money man says we have spent on stimulus from the fed alone. and he says that that is money well spent and he may spend more. today, ben bernanke was in jackson hole, wyoming, a bucolic location for a big speech, and he defended the action else to hp the u.s. e copmy and with good reason, because the fed chairman appointed by george w. bush and embraced by president obama and criticized by some influential people including mitt romney has a little bit of an image pro
fuglesang. i'll be filling in for steph all week in spite of a very angry letter from michelle obama. i'm delighted to be here. we have great guests lined up today and all week long. really what matters most is that you the current viewer get your news from the only channel that matters and the only news girl that matters of course, i'm talking about the luminous and brilliant jacki schechner. good morning jacki. >> good morning, john, how are you? can you hear me? maybe he can't hear me. good morning everybody. there is no viable path to the presidency for mitt romney that does not include ohio and new poll numbers show that he's now losing to president obama in the key battleground state. the president holds a 5-point lead, this according to the public policy polling which is a democratic leaning outfit. but what's important about this is that mitt romney's campaigning in ohio today and at this point in the game, the numbers show he still has some significant work to do. president up 50 to 45. meanwhile, mitt romney ma
to helping the libyan people reach for a better future. obama's it is strongly condemned the attacks and this just in. libya's interim president apologizing to the u.s. for the attack and the state department will have a news conference at 630 our time will be that as soon as we get to it. >>> to members of the diplomatic many people are expressing their condolences for him. you went to college with him >>> i did we were living together in the same house for the for three years. he had a quiet confidence about himself a little bit of sarcasm a brilliant guy we all knew that you is just going to do some great things he had a wonderful smile and a good human being and it's very sad news. i had lunch with two of his best friends one actor chicago and another attorney in the city were talking about how the guys of done well from our house and he was number one he was in libya during the coup very sharp cry of very sad day. >>> we spoke with wayne wade said he hasn't changed since college >>> you worked with the ambassador before his final post in libya and years we had to say about c
blunt phone call from president obama to morsi calling for bold action to protect u.s. personnel on the ground. this included televised appearances by him for muslims to protect the guests in their country and a statement released by the muslim brotherhood which they urged muslims to form a human chain around any embassy that might come under attack in their respective countries. my colleagues at pentagon, justin and jennifer griffin confirmed a marine f.a.s.t. team is on the ground in the yemeni capital sanaa as a precautionary measure. once again a loud plume of smoke is reported to be emanating from fires inside our embassy in tunisia and gunshots have been reported both there and as there near the u.s. embassy in sudan. busy day for officials in the state department and around the world. jon. jon: looks like a bad situation. we'll keep an eye on it. james rosen at the state department. jenna: let's show you a little bit what james has mentioned. we'll show you a few key areas today. that is what yemen looks like. that is where according to our reports a marine unit is being s
by president obama, criticized by some influential people, including mitt romney, has a little bit of an image problem now. as president romney for example ben bernanke would lose his job. >> my view has been i would want to select someone who was a new member -- excuse me, a new person to that chairman's position, someone who shared my economic views. >> romney's running mate, budget hawk paul ryan, is not a fan either because ryan chided the chairman during a hill hearing earlier this year. >> a lot of us believe the federal reserve was too loose for too long in the 2003 to 2005 period and that's what in part led to the asset bubble and the malinvestment that occurred. i know you don't agree with that. because you don't agree with that, our fear is you're just going to repeat these same mistakes again but by orders of magnitude we don't even comprehend now. >> paul ryan is right about one thing. what the fed has done over the past few years has never happened before in history. the question is, will ryan and romney's words backfire? after all, ben bernanke could be the kingmaker or breaker.
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
, the president called again. in very difficult moments, president obama asked him to come back to national service. being the patriot that he is, he did. he left the school and went back to afghanistan as america's ambassador in a moment when we were beginning yet another transition period this afternoon, we have been very blessed to have him come to carnegie to make this stop but his return from afghanistan. he will speak to us about what the transition in that country holds, what the prospects are at why afghanistan still matters to the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the man -- ryan crocker. [applause] >> thank you, ashley. i think. ashley notes that before it went to pakistan in 2004, he very generously spent much of a day with me. to give me some perspectives on part of the world with which i was not very familiar . my career leaned toward the west. pakistan clearly was a different phenomenon. i have always been grateful for that. i am particularly grateful for the fact that the depth and range of your briefing, i can't read ever
with police. >> in indonesia, a picture of president obama was burned and they tried to set on fire a truck in in the parking lot of the embassy, and 11 police were hurt. in lebanon, hezbollah leader there made a rare public appearance to rally thousands of peaceful protesters. he has lived in hiding to avoid assassination since his hezbollah battled israel in 2006. many protesters lashing out against the anti-islam video, it is also possible that terrorists and others are taking advantage of that situation. >> that is our top story. jonathan hunt is on it for us. jonathan, there is still a lost anti-american sentiment. >>jonathan: absolutely. most dramatically expressed in pakistan. according to the state department officials, protests were widespread with local security forces key in pushing back the protesters. in all the pakistani cities we learned that the u.s. staff at the embassy and consulates across that country are safe and accounted for. in terms of numbers, the biggest demonstration today was in beirut, lebanon, with hezbollah rally bringing an appeal from the hezbollah leader b
that barack obama has had is this deep sense of ambivalence. they still like him and support him by a wide margen, but all those same polls show they are not sure they're going to get up and vote for him on election day because they have mixed feelings about his immigration policy, a policy that has torn apart hundreds of thousands of families and deported over 1.5 million people. so there was always an opening for romney and the republican party to take advantage of barack obama's support among latinos, which is an inch thick and a mile wide, but, bow, mitt romney has blown it, and he continues to blow it because he doesn't get the beat. he doesn't understand the first thing about latinos even though his dad was born in mexico. isn't that ironic? >> you know, simply put, you know, you write in your commentary that romney's comments are clearly absurd and so it's hard to take him seriously. did the rich white guy really claim to want to be latino because he thought it would help him win the presidency? well, that's strange, you write. being latino didn't seem to help bill richardson, the f
. there will be a moment of silence at 5:46, our time that will be the first event this morning. president obama will be attending a ceremony at the pentagon. vice president biden is expected to speak at the flight 93 national memorial near shanksville, pennsylvania. into flight was en route to san francisco, when it crashed. in new york city, this time this is different, only relatives will be speaking at today's ceremonies monies. no politicians will be addressing the gathering, -- >>> it is difficult to find peace and quiet time to celebrate my son. >> i think everybody wants to remember 9/11. we need of our privacy too. >> four and a half million people have visited the 9/11 memorial since it opened last year. here in san francisco coit tower lit up in red, white and blue in honor of the fallen. >> the san francisco fire department is inviting the public to its remembrance ceremony. every year all 43 san francisco fire stations holder is monies for those who died on 9/11, special remembering their brothers. a minute of silence observed and the names of the 343 new york city firefighters who
announced today the additional surge troops that president obama sent to afghanistan have left the country. 100,000 nato troops still there including 68,000 young americans. and a deadly day in neighboring pakistan. massive government-back antiamerican protests today. government backed threat ton further strain whatever ties are left between the u.s. and pakistan. the pakistani government declared a national holiday and encouraged peaceful demonstrations against the low budget antiamerican i should say antiislam video that mocked the prophet muhammad but this is not what peace looks like. in caucuse karachi armed protes fired on police, killed one and hurt another. police responded firing tear gas and live ammunition into a crowd of some 15,000. more than a dozen people reported dead in the chaos. the pakistani prime minister today called the international community to pass laws to prehe vent people from insulting the prophet muhammad. pass laws. and the foreign minister filed a formal complaint with an american diplomat. protesters in half a dozen countries rallied a country today. in ira
obama with a growing lead over governor romney. >>> the cnn-orc survey says 52% supporting the president and 46% supporting romney. a week ago, before the democratic national convention, they were tied. romney took aim at mr. obama's campaign slogan. >> he went out with his campaign slogan, you know what it is. he says forward. forward is his campaign slogan. i think forewarned is a better term. >> and today, former president bill clinton will be reaching out to voters. >> reporter: the obama campaign is trying to bottle the magic of clinton's convention address, which twice as many people thought was the highlight of last week than the president's speech. president obama liked clinton's smiling takedown of the romney-ryan arguments so much that he spent the weekend out on the campaign trail repeating a friend's suggestion that he should point clinton to a new job. >> president clinton made the case the way only he can. somebody sent out a tweet. they said you should appoint him secretary of explaining stuff. secretary of explaining stuff. secretary of explaining stuff. secretary of expl
for a look at their observances. >> and also president barack obama and michelle obama will honor flight 77 and the 25 people -- 125 who were inside the pentagon and who died 11 years ago today. that event will include a wreathe laying and a moment of silence. >>> 40 lanterns were placed to represent the 40 passengers in sanctionville. vice-president joseph biden will speak at the ceremony and it includes a reading of the flight members passengers and crew. >>> and also tara moriarty is in san francisco this morning with more on what the fire department is doing to remember those who died. >> reporter: well, one minute befor 7:00 0 -- we are told the bell on the corner of full son will -- folsom will signify the last ban. they will observe as well a moment of silence. right now the tower is lit up in red white and blue and in about two hours, all 43 firehouses will hold ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives. those who want to honor the people who have fallen are welcome at their fire stations. >> it will be solemn and humbling and it is a tradition in san francisco where we rea
for a couple more years. president obama saying those troops should be home by the end of 2014. which would bring to an end america's longest war. believe me. i know. i went just as it was beginning in 2001. and have things ever changed. or have they? pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins us now. let's talk a little bit about the payoff to the surge mission. 30,000 troops in, 30,000 troops out. three years. much done? was it worth it? >>> according to the military, the pentagon, the obama administration, and many in the nato coalition, yes. what we're talking about right now, ashleigh, is eventually what actually wound up being 33,000. all of them now. all the extra u.s. troops that president obama sent in in 2010, mainly to southern afghanistan, the big taliban stronghold at the time, now back out of afghanistan. defense secretary leon panetta issued a statement last night about the end of the surge, in which he underscored what he says the successes are. he says, quote, the surge accomplished its objectives of reversing taliban momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased t
: the showdown pits the powerful teachers union against the chicago mayor. president obama's former chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice, and it's the wrong choice for our children, and it's not necessary. >> reporter: city officials launched an emergency plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch, and to keep them busy. the strike has left thousands of parents in a crunch. this woman scrambled to rearrange her schedule to pick her kids up early, the strike and the soaring murder rate is what most bothers her. >> with kids on the street, something might happen to our children. >> we say fight back! >> reporter: chicago teachers are fighting for better pay and benefits. but the sticking point is a new plan to base teacher evaluations in part on how well their students score on standardized tests. the unions argue that would put teachers at a disadvantage and possibly cost them their jobs. >> we feel that would destroy the curriculum, threaten the profession. >> reporter: these contract talks are being closely watched around the country. b
.last of those it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhoo
. under the leadership of president obama and the international community, the united nations has put them under some of the strongest sanctions today. oil exports have been correct. the iranian economy has been hit hard. it does have an effect on the economy. we must face the truth. sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear program. according to the international atomic energy agency, during the last year alone, iran has doubled the number of energy uses in its underground nuclear facility. at this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs, and that is by placing a clear nucleare on iran's weapons program. [applause] red lines do not lead to war. they prevent war. look at nato's charter. it made clear that an attack on one member country would be considered an attack on all. new's redlined helps keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century -- red lines have helped keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century. and help preserve the peace for decades. it is the failure to place red lines that has often invited aggression. if it were dr
the side of the building before yesterday's ceremony. president obama and the first lady, attended, laying a wreath to honor the victims. echoing a theme of the day, he seemed to look more forward than back. >> somewhere a son is growing up with his father's eyes and a daughter has her mother's laugh, living reminders that those who died are with us still. >> the president also sclamed that the nation is safer now than before the attacks. and in recognition of the anniversary, both mr. obama and mitt romney pulled their negative ads off of the air yesterday. just -- >> a live picture now of the world trade center. >> mm-hmm. like i said -- >> there it is. that's an unbelievable sight. >> you've been to new york. and it's hard to really get the gravity of the situation and really empathize if you are not here -- and i know i have been in the midwest my entire life for the past 11 years. actually being here on the anniversary, very -- it's a totally different feeling. >> no doubt about that. that picture says it all. the two beams of light. where the twin towers were. look at that magnificen
news. >> all right. thank you, tara? happening now, president obama has been speaking at the pentagon this morning. and in one hour, congress will gather hob the steps of the capitol in washington, d.c. to observe the 9/11 anniversary and pay a special tribute to the victims. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to washington, d.c. we'll also hear about several new reports out that raise security questions about post-9/11. right now we want to take you live to the shanksville, pennsylvania for the moment that the plane crashed there. it happened at 7:03 our time. let's listen in. >> amen. >> as you may recall, united flight 93 is a real story of courage and heroism. passengers on that flight were heading to san francisco. once they heard about the fate of the other hijacked planes through cell phone calls with loved ones, they decided to take matters into their own hands. they stormed the cockpit, forced the jet to crash instead of hitting its possible target in the nation's capitol. once again, family members are reading names of the victims who died on that flight. the pl
a public service announcement paid for by the u.s. government featuring u.s. president barack obama and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. both condemning the movie and violence. it was an obvious attempt to calm things down. based on the pictures that we saw today it didn't. these folks were determined to come out. it's critical to point out despite the dramatic pictures, the people who sparked the violence still in the minority. they're the ones making the headlines. >> we wish safety to reza, and everyone in that region. here's what else we're working on this hour. >> the president and paul ryan pitch themselves to the aarp. hear what they told a 350 plus crowd in new orleans about their health care and social security. zimpl lines are stretching for blocks to buy a new iphone. we look at the cult-like following for apple. >>> it's any weekend from made-up languages to 1960s threads. the amazing details behind the hit shows. with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-nar
top defense officials will speak as well as president obama. let's get the latest now from fox 5's melanie alnwick. >> reporter: the president and first lady will have a moment of silence and then travel here to the pentagon for the september 11th memorial ceremony. here's a look at how things are going to go this morning. at 9:30 president obama will lay a wreath and we'll hear the national anthem. 9:37 is the moment of silence to mark when the plane hit the pentagon. there'll be remarks by the president and defense officials and then a rendition of "america the beautiful." it left dulles airport at 8:20 a.m. instead five hijackers took over the plane and turned it around and crashed into the pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing all 56 passengers as well as the hijackers. it hit on the western side and one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed and many of them civilians, the memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008. the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it's usually own 24/7 but today it will be closed for the morning's ceremonies an
privately. during his remarks, president barack obama offered his condolences and promised that their loved ones did not die in vain. >> they were taken from us suddenly and far too soon. to you and your families, the rest of us cannot begin to imagine the pain you've endured these many years. we will never fully understand how difficult it has been for you to carry on, to summon that strength and to rebuild your lives. >> reporter: the victims' memorial was closed for several hours this morning, but it has since reopened, and so members of the public who want to come and pay their respects can now do so. from the pentagon, megan mcgrath, news4. >> abner morales. >> carlos manuel morales. >> this has happened every year since the attack. each victim's name was spoken aloud this morninging at ground zero. but unlike every other year, relatives spoke the names and no politicians took the microphone. >>> across the country, many americans are remembering those who were lost in the attack on america. although the crowd was a bit smaller at today's ground zero ceremony, the ceremony had a lot of
? >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel, an obama supporter, called romney's statement lip service. >> i don't really give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass or whatever the president. >> what do we want? >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, frustrations are mounting on both sides and in many households. >> if the strike is off in a week, you're up to speed and you're not too far behind and you don't get a ton of homework, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: and, of course, i guess the only real good news out of this today, matt, is that the teachers and the school board do say that they will continue negotiating, and while they say progress is being made, and they say that each and every day, obviously not enough progress to get these kids back in the classroom. matt? >> kevin tibbles in chicago this morning, kevin, thank you very much. >> want to get a check of the day's other stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. today marks 11 years since the attacks of september 11th. despite the election looming just weeks
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